Penguins 2, Sabres 2
Feb. 07, 1998
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ Donald Audette scored two power-play goals as the Buffalo Sabres remained unbeaten in their eighth straight game with a 2-2 tie against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.
Jaromir Jagr registered his 700th career point when he scored the game-tying goal late in the second period as the Penguins went winless for the third straight game.
Audette scored once in the first period and again in the second, giving him his second two-goal game this week. He also scored twice Monday in a 7-3 victory over Tampa Bay.
Eddie Olczyk scored the other goal for the Penguins, who play at Ottawa Saturday before starting the Olympic break. The Sabres will play the same night at Montreal.
The Sabres, heading into the game on a 4-0-3 streak, were anxious to see how they would fare against the Penguins, who lead the Northeast Division with 70 points. Buffalo played better in the first period but blew two one-goal leads in the second before both teams played an even third.
The tie was the third straight at home for the Sabres.
After Audette gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead with his second power-play goal, Jagr tied it with 3:57 left in the second period. He was set up by Alexei Morozov, who grabbed a loose puck behind the net and found the forward alone in the slot for a one-timer.
It was Jagr's 291st goal. He also has 409 assists in his 557 NHL games.
Pittsburgh had just four shots on Dominik Hasek in the first period before they got moving in the second. Olczyk scored 1:20 into the period to tie the game 1-1 when his backhander in traffic went through Hasek's legs.